If you’ve never used a drill, this workshop will introduce you to the basic functions of a drill. You’ll learn to make a pilot hole and how to choose the right screw for the job.

You’ll take home a handcrafted cold frame. Make sure to take some measurements before the workshop so you’ll have space for your new cold frame.

A cold frame is a planter with a transparent lid that allows sunlight in and traps the heat to help protect your plants from cold, wet and soggy weather.

This training is funded by PXI Community Allotments and is intended primarily to prioritise the people living and working in the Southey and Firth Park areas. However, we do have a few additional ‘Outside Area tickets’ for people outside these communities. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where are the workshops?

PXI Community Allotments
Norwood Allotments
334 Herries Rd
S5 7HA

At this workshop, you can learn these techniques and skills:

  • The basics of using a drill

  • Using a handsaw

  • Safety awareness

What’s included:

  • All tools and material will be provided

  • Safe working practices

  • Introduction to tools and techniques

  • Personal protective equipment plus apron to wear

  • Unlimited answers to your questions

How to prepare:

  • Join our pre-event Whatsapp group (a link will be sent when you book)

  • Wear closed toe shoes and tie hair and loose items back

  • See our map to plan for public transport, taxi and parking on the day

Covid measures:

  • Socially distanced

  • Face masks

  • Own tools

  • Bring your own mugs/cups

  • Hand sanitizer and wipes

If you have any questions please email for further information: hello@brightboxmakerspace.com

Role models attending




Elle is a creative based in the lovely city of Sheffield. Elle is eager to grow, play and learn with each community. “Communities will be involved in all parts of design and delivery. Their voices will create the toolkit for co-created events and programming.”

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